Best Last-Minute Gifts for Basketball Fans

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s never too late to pick up the perfect gift for that special basketball fan in your life. From relatives, friends and teammates to coaches, or even coworkers, basketball themed gifts are fun and easy to give. Basketball season is in full swing, so there’s no more timely gift out there. So check out some of our favorite basketball themed gifts this year.

From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes The Big Book of Who: Basketball, a 128-page collection of basketball's brightest stars, past and present. Profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in pro basketball history to life with all of the classic touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for--terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Court greats from Lebron James to Michael Jordan, Candace Parker to Allen Iverson, Shaq to Magic Johnson, will be profiled. Written in a fun question and answer format, kids will be able to stump their friends.

Know someone who hates laundry? Hamper Hoops by Wham-O is a 2-in-1 over-the-door basketball hoop with detachable laundry bag. Turn chores in a game and put an end to cluttered floors and messy piles of clothes. Unzip the bag's bottom zipper to empty your laundry right into your basket. Includes Basketball Backboard, Hoop and Net plus a spacious Removable Laundry Bag. Fits on any door with simple over-the-door design.

This backpack has it all! Not only does it have a convenient mesh holder for your basketball (or football, soccer ball, etc.), it has a dedicated pocket for your laptop and a USB charging capability in case your smartphone battery gets low after a lot of time improving your game through the Hustle app. It’s also waterproof, and has extra pockets for everything you could want to bring with you to school or the basketball court.

For that person who loves gadgets, and is looking for a great complimentary product to the Hustle app. The DribbleUp smart basketball and app gives you access to unlimited training with the DribbleUp virtual coach. Practice for as long as you want in the driveway, the basement, the gym, or anywhere else. Measure your ball handling improvement and keep yourself motivated.

If you’re looking for more guidance on specific drills to improve any aspect of your game, from shooting, passing and dribbling to rebounding, defending and conditioning, try out the Hustle app — it’s free!

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